Designed by Meters Music, these chunky headsets are a wireless version of it novel-looking headphones launched at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The OV-1B model sports the same working VU meter on the outside of each earcup, but gives users the chance to go cable-free for "better than CD" quality listening.
The VU meters on the outer face of each earcup is a design nod to the legacy of Ashdown Music, from which Meters Music sprouted earlier this year. Ashdown is well known for the bass amps that its made for some of the biggest names in modern music – Paul McCartney, U2, System of a Down all the way up to Foo Fighters.
The VU meters move the volume of the incoming signal in real time, which sets the design apart from other over-ear cans on the market.
Even though, when you wear these headsets, you will not be able to see how the meters move, at least those around you will know how loud your music is – without having to hear the noise for themselves.
Meters Music says that the OV-1Bs are among the first headphones to use aptX HD Bluetooth technology, which caters for wireless transmission of up to 24-bit high definition audio.
The OV-1B headphones are up for pre-order now for $434 (US) in rose gold, black or tan and shipping is expected to start next month. Have a look at the image gallery above.